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By Neil Rubenstein
Observer Columnist 

More CCUSD Pension Costs Unearthed


March 22, 2018

The election to fill the unexpired Terms of Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas will be Tuesday, April 3, 2018. At that time, we have the opportunity to send to Sacramento a lady who will be able to hit the floor running. Please look at her endorsements and her background of well over 15 yeas of dedicated service to our community. Sidney knows what’s important to people in our district and will work hard to accomplish those goals. If you want a tireless worker vote Sydney Kamlager you will be glad you did.

Had a problem with banking lately? Well try Chase Bank and ask for Nelson Perez, Relationship Banker, at 10706 Jefferson Blvd. in Culver City, CA 90230, smart, friendly, intelligent and knows his way around the banking system.

Recently FDA has approved a genetic testing company to sell kits directly to the public to see if consumers carry the gene mutations that put women at higher risk for breast and ovarian cancer. The company 23 and Mc Inc should be used after a consultation with your doctor.

A belated Happy Birthday to one of my uncle’s favorite social cubs, the Elks turned 150 on February 16, 2018. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States pf America. The betterment of the students is their goal.

Annualized Culver City Board of Education Pension Amounts Continued

Names Amounts

21. Elizabeth Andersen $88,184

22. Molly Mendezeleon $87,401

23. Elizabeth Lowrey $87,303

24. Johnathan Chapman $86,846

25. Vidda Brough $86,471

26. Christine Collins $85,378

27. Laura Mc Gaughey $85,239

28. Amy Warner $85,212

29. Allen Grossman $84,558

30. Howard Zager $83,168

31. Louise Brekke $82,888

32. Patricia Eskridge $82,507

33. Barbara Wells $81,872

34. Ronald Davidson $80,541

35. Melinda Ahdoot $80,532

36. Caroline Futoran $76,950

37. Myrna Roscoe $76,660

38. Juliet Kight $76,553

39. Diane Kaiser $76,037

40. Collene Kita $75,843

Total pension paid in 2016 $11,390,424, average pension and benefits for full career retirees CCUSD $66,160. Transparent California

Need a career? Check out the Los Angeles Fire Department. Ladies are welcome on their commitment to courage. Check with their ( fire commissioner they are hiring.

On his first trip to California President Trump while at the Miramar Air Station referred to the Marine Core Air Station rather than the Marine Corps-Some one should tell him to check his tweeters before he sends them.

I just love it when a respected magazine such as “Sunset” recognizes a Culver City store. From the April 2018 issue, “To get a jump on spring trends look to Bird the Brooklyn based boutique with a location at the Platform shopping center. Count on an afternoon browse to yield eye-catching clothing, shoes, handbags and jewelry from established and up-coming designers.” (

The Culver City Teen Center 4153 Overland Avenue (310) 253-6674 will celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with a party on April 16th.

Ari Noonan spent 17 years in Culver City, the last 14 as publisher is now a columnist with the Jewish Journal.

Mark your calendar, the Friends of Robinson Gardens present the 30th Annual Garden Tour and Showcase Estate Saturday May 19, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m. Virginia Robinson Gardens, Beverly Hills 90210. For tickets visit ( or call (310) 550-2068.

Would you like to participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee? The next regular scheduled meeting will be on June 20, 2018 in Room C-77 in the Culver City Senior Center at 7 p.m. (310) 253-8675.

Soldiers will soon be trying out a device the Army is developing that acts as an extra arm when soldiers have a heavy load to manage or when two hands just aren’t enough.

The Army is testing in Europe a laser to shoot down drones. A previous test held at Fort Sill, Oklahoma knocked down 12 out of 12 drone targets.

The California Jazz and Blues Museum has been open one year and located in Lemert Park. If you love Jazz and the Blues call (310) 462-1439 or visit (

Mark your calendar!!! On September 29 and 30, 2018 will be the third Annual Music Tastes Good Festival. Two-day festival that mixes live music with star chefs returns to Marina Green Park, 386 East Shoreline Drive, Long Beach.

Venezuelans, Brazilians and Argentineans continue to make up a significant segment of the Miami luxury market. Overall, foreign rather than their American counterparts pay in cash – 72 percent according to a homebuyer’s report conducted for the Miami Association of Realtors.

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